Developmental Coordination Disorder
Wiki Number: W061
Diagnosis: Developmental Coordination Disorder
Sex Ratio: M4;W
Age Onset: Child
Symptoms: children’s poor muscular coodination that most of them grow out of, poor short-term memory for procedures
Progression: (Jim Lohr: Apparently this is primarily with coordination and use of arms, wrists and hands.)
Causes: 50% have ADHD, may be “oversensitive” to textures, touch, hearing, etc. , poor visual-spatial memory
Therapies: physical therapy and occupational therapy
Youtube Video: Developmental Coordination Disorder
The Adolescent with DCD
My Friend, Josh, Has DCD.
Amazon or Library Book: Dyspraxia: A Parent’s Guide . .
Click the book to link or buy from Amazon.
Support Group: dyspraxia.org (Dyspraxia includes children
having difficulty coordinating motor skills and fine motor skills.)
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- Development of sex- and genotype-specific behavioral phenotypes in a Shank3 mouse model for neurodevelopmental disordersby Helen Friedericke Bauer on January 26, 2023
Individuals with a SHANK3-related neurodevelopmental disorder, also termed Phelan-McDermid syndrome or abbreviated as PMS, exhibit significant global developmental delay, language impairment, and muscular hypotonia. Also common are repetitive behaviors and altered social interactions, in line with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. This study investigated the developmental aspect of autism-related behaviors and other phenotypes in a Shank3-transgenic mouse model. The animals underwent two...
- Training arithmetical skills when finger counting and working memory cannot be used: A single case study in a child with cerebral palsyby Maëlle Neveu on January 25, 2023
Children with cerebral palsy (CP) are at greater risk of mathematical learning disabilities due to associated motor and cognitive limitations. However, there is currently little evidence on how to support the development of arithmetic skills within such a specific profile. The aim of this single-case study was to assess the effectiveness of a neuropsychological rehabilitation of arithmetic skills in NG, a 9-year-old boy with CP who experienced math learning disability and cumulated motor and...
- A self-reported cross-sectional study on the oral function and the quality of life in children with stunted growthby Eunike Sianturi on January 23, 2023
BACKGROUND: Failure to catch up with growth in toddlerhood will stunt elementary school children, which continues to cognitive decline and oral motor coordination. Verbal motor skills play an essential role in the oral function of the stomatognathic system, which includes mastication, swallowing, and speech. Therefore, early attention to oral function disorders of the stomatognathic system can avoid complications in children's nutritional status and quality of life.
- Perspective: Acknowledging complexity to advance the understanding of developmental coordination disorderby Emily J Meachon on January 23, 2023
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a heterogeneous neurodevelopmental disorder known for primary symptoms of motor learning and execution difficulties. Recent research has consistently suggested DCD symptoms span broadly beyond motor difficulties, yet a majority of research and practice approaches the investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of DCD with a reductionist framework. Therefore, this paper suggests the paradigm of complexity theory as a means for better conceptualization,...